8 Effective Birth Control Methods After Delivery

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8 Effective Birth Control Methods After Delivery

You can become pregnant soon after delivering a baby. So, if you choose to have sex immediately after giving birth, please use birth control methods.

The following are the options available to women to prevent pregnancy and maintain birth spacing.

1. Intrauterine Device (IUD)

This is a small device, either copper or hormonal, in T shape. It is designed to be inserted in the uterus. Your obgyne will insert it immediately after delivery, whether c-section or vaginal, or when you visit for your first postpartum care. It prevents fertilization.

2. Implant

The birth control implant, according to the best obgyn in Noida, releases progestin in a woman’s body. This is a small matchstick-sized flexible rod that the doctor inserts in the skin of upper arm. This can be done immediately after delivery, whether c-section or vaginal. The rod works for 3 years.

3. Injection

The birth control injection features DMPA (depot medroxyprogesterone acetate), which prevents ovulation. The doctor will give you a single shot in the buttock or arm every 3 months. You can get the first shot immediately after delivery, whether c-section or vaginal.

 4. Pills, patch, and ring

Birth control pills, the patch, and the vaginal ring – all are effective birth control techniques. They feature progestin and estrogen. These techniques work by blocking ovulation. According to doctors, you must take a pill every day, apply the patch every week for three weeks, and insert the ring into your vagina every 21 days for effective birth control.

5. Progestin-only pills

As the name suggests, progestin-only pills feature only progestin in their formulation. They prevent fertilization. You must take the pill on the same time every day for maximum effectiveness. In case you miss a pill, please consult your obgyne. If you take the pill late, say more than 2 or 3 hours than the regular time, you must use a back-up method for about two days.

6. Birth control barriers

Barriers include cervical cap, diaphragm, spermicide, sponge, and condoms (male and female). You can use sponge, diaphragm, and cervical cap only after 6 weeks of delivery, when your cervix and uterus return to original size. Women who have been using cap and diaphragm before delivery must get it refitted after delivery from their obgyne.

According to doctors, condom is the only birth control method that protects from sexually transmitted infection.

7. LAM or Lactation Amenorrhea Method

This birth control method is relevant only for women who exclusively breastfeed their baby for the first 6 months of delivery. This is a temporary method. When you are breastfeeding exclusively and frequently, your body prevents ovulation due to higher production of progesterone naturally. However, this is a bit of doubtful method and may not work for many women.

8. Sterilization

Sterilization is a permanent method of birth control. You won’t be able to have babies after this. This is for women who do not want to have a baby anymore. Please consult  a reputed gynaecologist in noida with regard to the most suitable birth control method for you. Know its pros and cons and other details.